Thursday, 29 March 2012

Small Change-Big Difference !!!!

Yes!! It’s high time for us to change.. The mentality of our society, the mentality of our government and the mentality of the entire human race.

But then the question is.. Whose mentality should change? Changing religious leader’s mentality towards other’s religion? One countries mentality towards another? Men’s mentality towards women? Rich people’s mentality towards the poor? Politicians mentality towards common man? Or just our mentality towards ourselves.

If you ask me.. I think the first change that needs to happen is changing our own mentality towards other humans. In today’s world, everything that we do can and does affect others. A few weeks back I shouted at a colleague for no major reasons. That evening, I saw her shouting at another colleague and disturbing the work environment. A couple of day’s back I smiled at the same colleague and praised her for the great job she did on a project. The same day I happened to see her smiling at others like never before and encouraging everyone in the team. What a change in the person? Suddenly, there was a positive vibe in the air. Wow.. If a simple smile and praise from me could change the environment in my office, imagine what would happen if each one of us changed ourselves for the good of others. There would be so much of positive vibe in the air that all negative vibes and ill feelings will take a long trip to Mars.

Imagine if each one of us changed to be better humans.

There would be no religious leaders because we would all consider other’s religion as the same as our own. Doesn’t Gita, Quran and Bible all talk about respecting all human beings as the same. And even if there were religious leaders, they would be praising each other’s religion and requesting all humans to accept the best of all religions.

All countries will be helping each other in a mutually agreed socioeconomic growth. There would be no war and absolutely no need for nuclear weapons. In fact the elements used in nuclear weapons could be used to create energy for the globe. No more fights for Oil and no more fights for land. No more visas and no more entry restrictions.

Women will be living in a much safer place. All will respect her as a 1st choice of god. God creates life on this planet. He chooses only a women to bear the life.. Because he sees the sensitivity of a women as the right place to hold a life. All women across the world would have equal rights. All women will be considered as someone’s mother, sister or daughter and would be treated with respect.

The poor would never have any remorse for being born poor. The rich would be willing to give away some of his wealth for the uplift of the poor. More than all, Rich and the Poor will be friends. Never heard that happening until a year back I met Raj and Govind. Raj belongs to a business class family. Govind is a street dweller. But they are the best friends I had known. While Govind teaches Raj about the thought times of life and how to handle them with ease, Raj is helping Govind setup a departmental store of his own. 2 guys from different parts of life together just because they saw an opportunity to change their lives and in turn changing others life as well for good.

There would not be any corrupt politician. In fact all politicians irrespective of their party would be working towards the good of a common man. I really don’t know what corrupt politicians are getting (other than money of course) by cheating the same old common man who elected him. It is time for them to change or be changed.

While all of them change, I think it’s time for each of us to change as well. As a part of changing ourselves, let’s all do some of the below tasks on a daily basis. I’m confident that this could make a huge difference to us and all around us.

    1)      Smile

    2)      Love others

    3)      Greet one another

   4)      Feed a hungry person

   5)      Provide water for the thirsty

   6)      Remove an obstacle

   7)      Have mercy on children

   8)      Be kind to your parents

   9)      Forgive

   10)   Be patient

   11)   Br grateful

There could be many more good deeds that we can do every day as a part of changing ourselves. Point to be noted is.. When 100 people around us start seeing us doing good deeds and trying to make a difference, at least 10 will follow suit. From these 10 another 100 and then 1000 will follow. Soon the whole world would be changed and become a better place. Remember – Change is the only hope for the generations to come. It may soon be too late if we don’t start the change now.

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